Area Man Arrested On Robbery Charges

Courtney Lamont Somerville intake photo.

Courtney Lamont Somerville intake photo.

A Winchester resident has been charged with aggravated armed robbery in Tullahoma and faces similar charges in Winchester.
Courtney Lamont Somerville, 30, of Eighth Avenue Winchester was arrested Saturday by Winchester Police. Tullahoma Investigator Rana Pawlowski then served him with the arrest warrants from Coffee County. Somerville was arrested by Winchester Police on the Tullahoma charges.
He is accused of robbing the United Food and Gas of Tullahoma on East Carroll Street on Oct. 12.
According to a store clerk, the robber entered the store wearing a black hoodie, a full face back mask and medical gloves. After entering he jumped over the counter and pulled a black gun and held it to the back of the clerk’s head. He then grabbed her arm and pushed her into the cash register and demanded she give him the money. He then grabbed a pack of cigarettes and jumped the counter and left.
According to a warrant obtain by Pawlowski, DNA, video and audio evidence were collected by investigators that allegedly linked Somerville to the robbery.
Police are still investigating the robbery of a second convenience store and the East Carroll Liquor Store.
Somerville was charged with possession of a quantity of marijuana by Winchester Police. He faces the Franklin County Grand Jury on 3 robbery charges there.
According to authorities, Somerville has several robbery convictions out of west Tennessee.
He is being held the Coffee County Jail on $250,000 bond.